South Williamsport, Pa. – A woman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and recklessly endangering a child after she was pulled over for swerving and almost hitting a pedestrian.
South Williamsport Borough Police followed Christian M. Bouse, 32, of South Williamsport, through the borough the afternoon of April 28, 2019 and observed her making several traffic violations. Officer Seth Stropp wrote in the affidavit that Bouse was observed swerving several times and at one point, swerved to the far left to avoid hitting a pedestrian on W. 6th Street.
Officers pulled Bouse over at the intersection of W. 6th and Percy streets. Bouse reportedly had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on her. Bouse also had a two-year-old child in the vehicle. She told police she had one beer and handed Officer Stropp an empty beer can with a straw, according to the affidavit. Officers observed two other beer cans on the passenger seat. One of the beer cans was partially consumed, Stropp noted in the affidavit.
Bouse was taken to a local hospital for a blood draw. Results showed a blood alcohol level of .331 g/100 ml, according to the affidavit. A relative picked up the child at the scene.
Charges of recklessly endangering another person, endanger the welfare of children, DUI highest rate of alcohol (BAC +16) first offense and DUI general impairment were filed at the office of District Magistrate Gary A. Whiteman in Montoursville. Bail was set at $5,000. Bouse’s case was waived for court. Formal arraignment will be at Lycoming County Courthouse on September 30.